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Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

Syllabus of the Subject: Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

  1. Introduction to the Southern African Customs Union (SACU): the oldest customs union in the world
    1. History of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
    2. Structure and Institutions of the Southern African Customs Union
    3. Technical Liaison Committees: Agricultural, customs, trade and industry, transportation, and finance
  2. Economic Profile of the SACU Region: Botswana, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa
  3. Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Agreement
  4. Trade Facilitation in the SACU region
    1. Customs Development Programme
    2. Revenue Management
    3. Custom Policy
    4. Common External Tariffs
  5. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with other blocs
    1. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
    2. India-Southern Africa Customs Union
    3. SACU-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement
    4. Negotiations: Agreements with the MERCOSUR, European Union (EU), United States, East African Community, and China
  6. Policy Development and Research
  7. SACU Statistical Database

European Union (EU)-Southern African Development Community (SACU) Free Trade Agreement. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the EU-Southern African Development Community Free Trade Agreement
  2. Foreign Trade Liberalisation

The objectives of the Subject “The Southern African Customs Union (SACU)” are the following:

  1. To understand the purposes, structure, and committees of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), the oldest customs union in the world
  2. To assess the benefits for the member countries and the areas of cooperation
  3. To learn about the Socio-economic context of the Southern African Countries
  4. To analyse the Customs Union Agreement
  5. To know the SACU Trade Facilitation and liberalisation programs
  6. To know the SACU Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
The Subject “Southern African Customs Union (SACU)” belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Sub-Saharan Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, Economic Relations
  3. Course: Business in Southern Africa

Students, Online Master in International Business

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Botswana, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Batswana, Lesotho, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Basotho, Namibia, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Namibian, South Africa, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade South African and Eswatini (Swaziland), Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Eswatini (Swaziland) students

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Union douanière de l’Afrique australe (SACU) Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Unión Aduanera del África Austral (SACU) Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese União Aduaneira da África Austral (SACU)

Credits of the Subject “Southern African Customs Union (SACU)”: 1 ECTS Credits

Sample of the Subject - Southern African Customs Union (SACU):
Southern African Customs Union (SACU): Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Eswatini (Swaziland)





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Description of the Subject: Southern African Customs Union -SACU-.

In 1920 was created the first Customs Union of the history: The Southern African Customs Union (SACU), formed by Botswana, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa; all they are also members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

The Headquarters of the Southern African Customs Union are in Namibia.

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) focuses on facilitating:

  1. Regional Integration between Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Eswatini (Swaziland)
  2. Common Customs Area
  3. Intra-regional trade among the SACU members:
    1. Free movement of products
    2. Cross-border movement of goods
    3. Common external tariff
    4. Anti-dumping
    5. Countervailing and safeguard duties
    6. Fair competition
    7. Import and Export prohibitions and Restrictions
    8. Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    9. Agricultural Products
    10. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  4. Economic diversification
  5. Investment opportunities (FDI)
  6. Common policies and strategies:
    1. Industry
    2. Trade
    3. Agriculture
    4. Competition
    5. Unfair practices
    6. Common Revenue Pool

The MERCOSUR-Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Preferential Trade Agreement is not in force.

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) belongs to the Southern African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Logistics in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) region.

  1. Corridors: Beira-Lobito, Tripoli-Windhoek, Cairo-Gaborone, and Lobito Corridor
  2. Nearest ports: Port of Walvis Bay and Port of Durban

African Regional Economic Communities (Trade and Market Integration):
Master/ Course: African Regional Economic Communities

South African Trade Agreements: COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement, Indian-Ocean Rim Association, European Union, Africa-BRICS, India-Africa, China-Africa...

Master/ Course: Logistics Corridors in Namibia

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)



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